Neal Snape

List of John Benjamins publications for which Neal Snape plays a role.

Journals

Titles

Epistemological issue: The dynamics of bilingualism in language shift ecologies

Edited by Cristina Flores and Neal Snape

Special issue of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 13:1 (2023) vi, 132 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Epistemological issue: Bilingual Language Development in Autism

Edited by Cristina Flores and Neal Snape

Special issue of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 12:1 (2022) vi, 102 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Epistemological issue: Sources of knowledge in L3 acquisition

Edited by Cristina Flores and Neal Snape

Special issue of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 11:1 (2021) vi, 129 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Language acquisition | Multilingualism | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Representational Deficits in SLA: Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins

Edited by Neal Snape, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung and Michael Sharwood Smith

Subjects Language acquisition | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

Hirakawa, Makiko, Mari Umeda, Neal Snape and John Matthews 2023 An investigation of subject-orientation in the processing of Japanese reflexive zibun by native Japanese and Chinese-speaking learnersCurrent State of Second Language Studies in Japan, Matthews, John and Shigenori Wakabayashi (eds.), pp. 348–377
The study investigates the L2 acquisition of the Japanese reflexive zibun (self) by Chinese-speaking learners. The aim of the study was to find out whether there are any differences in the interpretation and processing of zibun, a long-distance reflexive that takes as its antecedent only sentential… read more | Article
Snape, Neal, Hironobu Hosoi and Mari Umeda 2023 Second language processing of English definite noun phrases by Spanish speakers and Japanese speakersCurrent State of Second Language Studies in Japan, Matthews, John and Shigenori Wakabayashi (eds.), pp. 319–347
The present study examines the acquisition of definite noun phrases (NPs) in L2 English. Both English and Spanish have a definite article, but Japanese lacks articles, though definite anaphoric and definite non-anaphoric are present to some degree through the optional use of sono (the/that). A… read more | Article
Our study investigates the second language (L2) acquisition of scalar implicatures some and all. We set out to answer two research questions based on three theoretical accounts, the lexical, pragmatic and syntactic accounts. In an experiment we include English and Japanese native speakers, and… read more | Article
Snape, Neal, John Matthews, Makiko Hirakawa, Yahiro Hirakawa and Hironobu Hosoi 2014 Aspect in L2 English: A longitudinal study of four Japanese child returneesEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 14 (2014), Roberts, Leah, Ineke Vedder and Jan H. Hulstijn (eds.), pp. 79–110
Our study reports on data collected on three separate occasions over a period of 12 months from four Japanese child returnees who had lived in the U.S. between 8 and 12 years before returning to Japan. Their English proficiency was assessed by TOEIC and C-test scores, and they were each asked to… read more | Article
L3 acquisition has been a topic of increasing interest throughout the past decade. Nevertheless, linguistically-oriented work has so far paid little attention to the acquisition of foreign languages by second generation minority (or heritage) speakers, who have acquired two languages in early… read more | Article
Snape, Neal 2009 Exploring Mandarin Chinese speakers' L2 article useRepresentational Deficits in SLA: Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins, Snape, Neal, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung and Michael Sharwood Smith (eds.), pp. 27–51
This paper attempts to explore the difficulties Chinese speakers have with the acquisition of English articles by situating itself within three hypotheses by using two tasks; a written forced choice elicitation task and an oral elicited picture description task. Our findings from the first task are… read more | Article
Snape, Neal, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung and Michael Sharwood Smith 2009 IntroductionRepresentational Deficits in SLA: Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins, Snape, Neal, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung and Michael Sharwood Smith (eds.), pp. xv–xxv
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Hawkins, Roger, Saleh Al-Eid, Ibrahim Almahboob, Panos Athanasopoulos, Rangsiya Chaengchenkit, James Hu, Mohammad Rezai, Carol Jaensch, Yunju Jeon, Amy Jiang, Yan-kit Ingrid Leung, Keiko Matsunaga, Martha Ortega, Ghisseh Sarko, Neal Snape and Kalinka Velasco-Zárate 2006 Accounting for English article interpretation by L2 speakersEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 6 (2006), Foster-Cohen, Susan H., Marta Medved Krajnovic and Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.), pp. 7–25
Ionin, Ko and Wexler (2004a) have shown that L2 speakers of English whose L1’s lack articles (Russian and Korean) appear to fluctuate in their interpretation of the and a, allowing them to encode either definiteness or specificity. They argue that these are two options of an Article Choice… read more | Article